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Dec. 20, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

Santa brightens day for Wolfe School

Students at the Wolfe School had a special visitor Friday morning.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 03:47 PM

Expanding Medicaid could add jobs, insure more

North Carolina is one of 19 states who opted not to expand Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

Retrial underway in Phylicia Barnes case

A retrial of the man accused of killing Monroe teen Phylicia Barnes in 2010 is underway in Baltimore.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Young immigrant dreams of UNC education

Marta Lopez feels 100 percent American.  Lopez, 19 and a sophomore at Wingate University, came to the country from El Salvador when she was six. Though she entered the country illegally, she is currently here legally under temporary protected status (TPS).


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Dec. 19, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

Warriors loaded on 'D' for 2015

Weddington's football team finished 14-2 and second in the state among 3AA schools, thanks in large part to a defense that allowed 15.4 ppg and had four shutouts. The Warriors' defense is eligible to return nine players with at least 10 starts next season, so expect more of the same.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 03:12 PM

Union County still trying to figure out how to finish

In 100 years of recorded high school football in North Carolina, Union County has just one state champion (Forest Hills in 1984). UC has lost six state title games in a row over the past 30 years, with the latest being Northern Guilford's 14-7 win over Weddington.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 09:36 PM

Panthers edge Tampa Bay, 19-17

Carolina won its second game in a row, defeating Tampa Bay for the second time this season by less than a touchdown. Reserve QB Derek Anerson is now 2-0 as a starter in 2014.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 10:48 PM

Northern holds off WHS, 14-7, for state title

Weddington had a first down at Northern Guilford's 17-yard line with a minute left but couldn't score in the 3AA state title game, allowing the Nighthawks to win their fourth state title in five years. The Warriors completed a pass on fourth-and-10 but it was a yard short of the first down with 11 seconds to play.


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Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

Imagination, good eye produce Christmas decorations

This holiday season, $28.94 is the going price at box stores for a decorative plastic container filled with fresh-cut festive greenery.  If you have a pair of hand pruners, can spot an evergreen and own a basket or any type of flat bottomed container you have all you need to create the same beautiful display absolutely FREE!

Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

Two weeks to Christmas; get baking

Two weeks to Christmas: Are you ready?


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Union residents in 'Steel Magnolias' production

Wadesboro’s Ansonia Theatre opens its 2014-15 season on Nov. 7 with one of the most beloved shows of all time. “Steel Magnolias,” set in Truvy’s Beauty Shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is a classic tale centered around a group of gossipy southern ladies and the bonds that hold them together. The show runs for two weekends, November 7-9 and 14-16.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Deer wasting disease eases with cooler temperatures

After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in seven Piedmont counties, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced this week that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease (HD) in white-tailed deer appears to be tapering off with the onset of cooler weather.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Apple season arrives in North Carolina

Since Adam and Eve we have longed for the perfect apple


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Letters to editor for Oct. 24

I believe in Kay Hagan

Stand up for Second Amendment


May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia


Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.


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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.